Crackle Expands to More Hardware22 Jan, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey
Crackle, Sony Pictures’ free, ad-supported video network, has expanded to connected HDTVs from LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics and Vizio, as well as connected Samsung Blu-ray Disc players.
“The penetration of IP-connected TVs and Blu-ray players in the living room is rapidly growing and these devices are fast becoming the new standard,” said Phil Lynch, SVP of digital networks and games for Sony Pictures Television. “We are pleased with Crackle’s performance on Sony connected devices to date, as well as viewers’ overwhelmingly positive reception to the service-and are excited to begin 2013 with a major expansion into these other leading brands of connected TVs.”
Crackle is now available on LG HDTVs in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia; Samsung HDTVs and Blu-ray players in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia; and Vizio HDTVs in the U.S. and Canada.
The service’s offerings cover feature-length films, TV series, anime and original series, including “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” starring Jerry Seinfeld, and “From the Basement” from Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich.